R Sheet On The Benefits of Expanding Ocular Telehealth

Key Points

Telehealth technology increases access to vision care and reduces costs for consumers.
Incumbent eye doctors often engage in protectionist behavior to prevent patients from purchasing contact lenses from other sources.
The FTC should finalize revisions to its Contact Lens Rule to ensure patients’ rights are protected.
States should resist rent-seeking legislation that hurts telehealth and adopt pro-telehealth reforms.

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